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Meet realme Buds 2 and Buds Wireless - Affordable high-quality earphones!

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Realme's new Buds 2 and Buds Wireless are two interesting portable audio devices that will be available at Lazada this 12.12.
Meet realme Buds 2 and Buds Wireless - Affordable high-quality earphones!
Buds Wireless

Priced at PHP 690 and PHP 1,990, respectively, the Buds 2 and Buds Wireless are considered as affordable for the features and specs.
The boxes
The boxes

Now, let's see if they are the right wired or wireless in-ear earphones for you.

Meet realme Buds 2

Meet Buds 2
Meet Buds 2

As the upgrade of the first realme Buds, the Buds 2 promises a better build and sound. It now has an improved slanted in-ear design with a nicer eartips in 3 sizes that offer strong isolation and better comfort than the Buds 1.
Inside the box
Inside the box

The TPU cable is still tangle-free thanks to its braided coating, but it now has less memory for improved durability. We also noticed that it retained strain reliefs on the earpieces and straight 3.5mm plug, but there's none on the y-splitter.
3-button mic
3-button mic

It also has a 3-button microphone for playing and pausing music, answering and dropping calls, volume controls, and even voice assistant activation.
Cable manager
Cable manager

When it comes to cable management, the Buds 2 has magnets on each earpiece and a cable organizer near the straight jack.
Magnetic connection
Magnetic connection

For audio, realme it goes with coaxial capsule design with bass vents and 
a large 11.2mm dynamic driver with boosted bass response. It also has a Multi-layer Composite Diaphragm and Japan Daikoku Voice Coil to provide up to 160 percent bass boost and HiFi audio quality.

Based on our audio impressions, it is a bright sounding buds with a V-shaped signature. Bass response is huge and it can go really deep. We are also happy that it is a high-quality type of bass that is not just bloated. It is fast and tight yet the sub-bass is present when needed.

Clarity of vocals ranks among the best for the price as well even if the treble and bass are a bit overpowering in some tracks.

The best part is it is very easy to drive. 20 percent volume on my PC and 40 percent on some of my phones are enough to make it shine.

Details are considered as well separated and soundstage is wide for the price.

Realme Buds 2 Specs

Drivers: 11.2mm dynamic
Microphone: 3-button microphone
Connector: 3.5mm
Others: Tangle-free braided TPU cable, magnets, cable organizer
Price: PHP 690

Meet realme Buds Wireless

What's inside the box
What's inside the box

Realme Buds Wireless is the newest wireless earphones of the company in collaboration world-renowned DJ Alan Walker.
Neckband style, 3-button mic
Neckband style, 3-button mic

It has a neckband-style sporty look. The TPU neckband premier silica gel and memory metal for better comfort. The rubberized wires feel quite durable and flexible and it has a strain relief for better durability connected on the earpieces.
Metallic filter
Metallic filter

The earpieces have IPX4 water splash resistance to avoid damages from sweat while working out and an inner hook for a stronger and more secure fit.
Magnetic design for easy cable management as well
Magnetic design for easy cable management as well

Speaking of the fit, it is highly comfortable and that's rare for the price. It shows that realme used high-quality tips on this.

And yes, it can provide strong isolation even on a light insertion only. In my opinion, the isolation is so good and it doesn't need ANC (active noise cancellation).

The battery is rated for up to 12 hours on a single charge. Charging is via micro USB and I would have liked it better if it is in USB-C. But, charging speed is quite fast. You can fully charge it at around an hour and a 10-minute charge equals to 100 minutes of usage.

The 3 button mic has a pairing button and all the functions found on the Buds 2.

Plus since it has Bluetooth 5.0, wireless audio transmission is near-lossless. I didn't feel the loss of details versus the wired model. It also works up to 10 meters away from your source. It should be useful for workouts and more. Reconnection speed is also very fast.
Good audio for the price
Good audio for the price

Audio quality is also superb for the price. It has a warmer (a bit dark) and a more U-shaped sound than the wired Buds 2. You read that right, it has a different sound profile or tuning.

Realme also claimed that it is more designed for electronic music. In our experience, the bass response is big with a larger sub-bass response. Yet, the bass is still tight and fast. 

For me, vocals are also clear and it is a slight overall upgrade to the wired Buds 2. Hissing is a bit present on highs though. But, the soundstage is wide and impressive.

That's impressive for a budget Bluetooth earphones.

Realme Buds Wireless Specs

Driver: 14.2mm dynamic driver
Microphone: 3-button microphone
Battery: Up to 12 hours w/ 10-minute 100 minutes use micro USB charging
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
Others: IPX4 water splash resistance, magnets, Colors: yellow, green, orange
Weight: 30 g
Price: PHP 1,990

Quick thoughts

Despite being more known in the smartphone space, realme showed me that they can create high-quality audio devices for less.

Realme Buds 2 has one of the best build, design, features, and sound for PHP 690.

Realme Buds Wireless is one of the few great-sounding buds with stable connectivity and strong battery performance at PHP 1,990.

For me, it is also one the best for workouts in its class.
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